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John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 mid-November?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.22
Call Number: MSS 46

Scope and Contents

Ruskin apologizes for not having previously written to Heaton about Rossetti's Paolo and Francesca and tells her if she likes his Rossetti better, he will make an exchange with her as "both are exquisite examples of him." Ruskin tells her that he now has more free time, having finished his draft of what will become Modern Painters III, and that he shall read Heaton's writings. In a postscript, he admits that he doesn't care which Rossetti painting he has as he admires them both. [Date provided by Surtees: Probably mid-November 1855]


  • 1855 mid-November?


Physical Description

1 folded sheet (3 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 18 x 23 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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